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Jersey numbers for new Seahawks released, along with several changes for returning players

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Jersey numbers aren’t usually the talk of the offseason, but after the NFL announced changes to the rules on the range of jersey numbers for certain position groups, it’s a tad bit more interesting this year.

The changes to the rules predominantly affect running backs, receivers, linebackers, and defensive backs as they can now wear single-digit numbers. The Seattle Seahawks who took advantage of the new rules this year are Quandre Diggs and Carlos Dunlap II, who both switched to their college jersey numbers, and Ahkello Witherspoon, who the Seahawks acquired in free agency and has worn the number 23 on his back through college and in the NFL. Rookie D’Wayne Eskridge also decided to take advantage of the new rules and selected the number 1.

Here is the complete list of jersey numbers for the new additions to the Seahawks (minus rookies who were already announced), with returning players who changed their number in parenthesis:

2 CB Ahkello Witherspoon

6 S Quandre Diggs (37)

8 DE Carlos Dunlap II (43)

9 QB Danny Etling (2)

10 QB Alex McGough (6)

11 WR Cody Thompson (81)

23 CB Damarious Randall (36)

26 S Ryan Neal (35)

35 CB Pierre Desir

36 CB Saivion Smith

46 TE Cam Sutton

51 DE Kerry Hyder Jr

52 LB Darrell Taylor (58)

58 LB Nate Evans

65 G Gabe Jackson

70 OT Cedric Ogbuehi (74)

75 DT Cedrick Lattimore (65)

81 TE Gerrald Everett

86 TE Nick Guggemos

90 DT Bryan Mone (92)

92 DT Robert Nkimdiche

93 DT Al Woods

99 DE Aldon Smith